Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Breeders' Hall of Shame

If you're unfamiliar with pit bull breeding, a quick glance at the sites listed below will be informative. It should be assumed that these breeders are among the more reputable breeders, are probably licensed, and many of their dogs have papers. Stud fees reach stratospheric figures; we've seen figures of $4,000 for puppies.

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Take a moment to reflect on these names; do they sound like good sources for the family pet?  A Google search for "pit bull breeders" returns over 843,000 similar results.

These known breeders are the tip of the iceberg  Many of the pit bulls used as status or weapons dogs are under the radar, bred by backyard breeders, and it is these dogs that are filling humane shelters and draining their resources.

Shelters are then faced with the unenviable task of euthanizing these dogs or adopting them out as family pets. Ironically, few shelters or humane agencies have shown any interest in passing legislation to limit backyard breeding.

If you know of a backyard breeder report it to your local law enforcement agency. If you have reason to suspect that the local Sheriff will be unresponsive, report the backyard breeder to your town or county council or to the responsible state authority. If you have difficulty finding the appropriate authority contact SRUV for assistance, as they vary from state to state.

1 comment:

  1. As I live in ohio there are no statutes that I am aware of against byb. ohio used to have common sense very fair pitbull laws. (Which were never enforced in my county). Now we have none at all and the pitbull related deaths have spiked


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